Dêm... Die Intolerance

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Dêm... Die Intolerance ( "Damn... The Intolerance") is a 1995 comedy by Ivan Sylvester (as Ivan L Sylvester). Also listed in English as Damned Intolerance.

"...the current intolerance amongst the political parties, organisations and certain individuals and how this affects us at grassroot level ... written in the Cape Flats dialect which consist of both the Afrikaans and English languages." (Programme note by the playwright, 1995).

The original text

Originally written in English

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1995: Staged at the KKNK by the Cape Flats Players as the company's 21st anniversary production, directed by Ivan Sylvester, featuring Volenté Booysen (Rachel), Sandra Braaf (Adri), Edwina Fransman (Mona), Angelita Jansen (Mary), Brenda Sylvester (Lottie), Cohen Jacobs (Nicky), Allistair Pienaar (Freddie), Julie van As (Kathy) and Eben Sauls (Sammy). Artistic direction by Peter Braaf. The same production was staged on The Fringe at the Grahamstown Festival in 1995.


Cape Flats Players theatre programme, 1995.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

The Cape Times, 27 June 1995.

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